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I SUPPOSE WE DID SCORE THREE

Yeltz 3 Gresley 4

And it gets worse... this time a 3-4 loss to former champions Gresley, who now done the double over us this season. Yeltz scorers were Birch, Peters and Reed. Hmmm.

 


 

GET YOURSELF BETTER QUICK, LADS

Hastings 2 Yeltz 0

With the mighty Yeltz decimated by injury, unsurprisingly we lost again, this time 2-0 away at Hastings. Of course an alternative explanation is that we're not very good at the moment, but obviously that couldn't be true.

 


 

NOT SO BOSTIN

Yeltz 1 Boston 1

What's happened to the Fortress Grove? A win, a loss and now a 1-1 draw against Boston United. The Yeltzline gave the scorer as Francis but that's a new name to me (). Mail me if you know what happened.

 


 

THAT'S BETTER

Weymouth 1 Yeltz 2

After a rather lacklustre start to the season, The Yeltz bounced back in style by beating Weymouth 2-1 beside the seaside, with the goals coming from Golden Boy Steve Piearce and Ada Cooper. Hurrah!

 


 

WE'RE SLOW STARTERS

Yeltz 1 Burton 3

Another disappointing result. I suppose the new players need a bit off time to gel together, but it's not been the most promising of starts.

It all started so well, with Danny saving a penalty and then Pie-arce scoring to put us ahead. Burton scrambled in an equaliser before the break, then scored two more in the second half for a deserved victory.

 


 

WE DID (JUST) PREFER A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Kings Lynn 1 Yeltz 1

After failing in the mountains of Gresley, The Yeltz got an improved result - if not performance - back at sea level in the flatlands of King's Lynn.

They'd lost their first two games and to be honest were terrible. We gifted them a goal early on when Woody was caught dawd-lynnon the ball by their giant centre-forward, who then couldn't miss. We dominated from then on without really looking convincing. There was a couple of scrambles and Pie-arce hit the bar with a header before we finally equalised late on.

A brilliant free-kick from young Birch could only be pushed out by the Lynn keeper into the path of Ian Reed, who smacked it in with relish. I'll maybe write a full report later, but as usual don't hold your breath :-)

 


 

WE PREFER A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Gresley 2 Yeltz 0

The mighty Yeltz came unstuck in the backstreets of Gresley, losing 2-0 to the champions of two seasons ago.

We always seem to struggle here - the only reason I can think of is their bizarrely sloping pitch. I think it's terrible any team should be allowed to play on a ground that isn't perfectly flat - like wot ours is (now). :-)

 


 

CRAWLEY BEATEN BY BIRCH

Yeltz 3 Crawley 2

A winning start! Despite going behind to an early goal, The Yeltz came back to beat Crawley 3-2 with the winner coming from new (but old) bloke Paul Birch late on. The other goals were scored by the injury hit front line of Pie-arce and Harding. Hurrah!

 


 

PRE-SEASON

TRANSFERS

I guess we hadn't thought through the effects of the Bosman ruling. The summer started with the shock departure of Snapper to Hereford. He wanted Conference football, we couldn't give it to him so he left. I think it was difficult for him, and it sure was for us.

Stuart Evans also left for Hereford, Jason Owen 's gone to Stafford, and Evran gone for his summer holidays to Worcester - we're expecting him back any day now. Kevin Harrison 's arthritic knee has meant he's had to call it a day, and Sharpey has been released.

Luckily, Stewart has been busy getting in some replacements. Tim Langford is back from Telford, and Neil Smith , ex-Rushden but actually from Halesowen has also signed. Two more from Bromsgrove have arrived - Mark Peters , a midfielder and Rob Elmes , a defender. Finally, we've signed Simon Black , a forward who used to play with Pie-arce at Doncaster before he got glandular fever.

We started with our traditional opener against the Albion. After we beat them a few years ago, they usually put a decent team out now, and we lost 4-0. Next was a 2-1 win at Oldbury, then 0-0 draws in Andy Bradley's testimonial against old rivals Hednesford and against Sandwell Borough. An excellent 1-0 stuffing of Stourbridge, a 3-1 win over Stourport and a 2-0 loss against Blakenall completed the warm-up.

FRIENDLIES

 


 

News Story

Hastings 2 Yeltz 2

And it's all over again. A 2-2 draw at Hastings, but with the anointed one gettting a late equaliser - it doesn't get much better than that

I guess it was a 7 out of 10 sort of season. We finished 5th in the end, but except for a short time around January, we never really looked like challenging. We did win the B'ham Senior Cup though. Talking to Stewart after the game, we can expect a few new faces next season, and the release of some of the current squad. Roll on August.

Forest Green clinched the title by beating Bath 2-0 and so move up to the Conference. St. Leonards, Ashford and Sittingbourne will be replaced by Grantham, Ilkeston and Weymouth, but it looks like Bromsgrove may be saved as Chelmsford's facilities aren't up to standard.